World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 8)

Article Id: WHEBN0013273483
Reproduction Date:

Title: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 8)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Gil Grissom, Catherine Willows, Greg Sanders, Sofia Curtis, Conrad Ecklie, David Phillips (CSI), The Miniature Killer, David Hodges (CSI), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 7), Archie Johnson
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (season 8)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 8
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 17
Original channel CBS
Original run September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27) – May 15, 2008 (2008-05-15)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 October 14, 2008[1]
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 7
Next →
Season 9
List of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episodes

The eighth season of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation premiered on CBS on September 27, 2007 and ended May 15, 2008. Only 11 episodes had been completed and aired before the 2007 Writers Guild of America strike. Only six more episodes were made after the strike, for a total of only 17 episodes, which makes Season 8 the shortest season so far in the CSI franchise. Jorja Fox signed on for only seven episodes for the eighth season.

Some international broadcasters only showed the first part of the crossover "Who and What" because Without a Trace didn't air (or aired older seasons) at the time.

Notable cast members

Actor Character Main cast Recurring cast
William Petersen Gil Grissom entire season N/A
Marg Helgenberger Catherine Willows entire season N/A
Gary Dourdan Warrick Brown 16 episodes N/A
George Eads Nick Stokes entire season N/A
Jorja Fox Sara Sidle 7 episodes N/A
Eric Szmanda Greg Sanders entire season N/A
Robert David Hall Al Robbins 15 episodes N/A
Wallace Langham David Hodges 15 episodes N/A
Paul Guilfoyle Jim Brass entire season N/A
Liz Vassey Wendy Simms N/A 12 episodes
Archie Kao Archie Johnson N/A 11 episodes
David Berman David Phillips N/A 16 episodes
Sheeri Rappaport Mandy Webster N/A 6 episodes
Jon Wellner Henry Andrews N/A 7 episodes
Marc Vann Conrad Ecklie N/A 2 episodes
Jessica Lucas Ronnie Lake N/A 4 episodes
Louise Lombard Sofia Curtis N/A 1 episode
Conor O'Farrell Jeffrey McKean N/A 2 episodes


No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
1661 "Dead Doll" (Part 2) Kenneth FinkStory: Naren Shankar
Teleplay: Allen MacDonald & Dustin Lee Abraham
September 27, 2007 (2007-09-27)25.22[2]
Grissom and his team search for Sara, who was kidnapped by the so-called miniature killer and left to die underneath a wrecked car in the desert. 
1672 "A La Cart" Richard J. LewisSarah Goldfinger & Richard CatalaniOctober 4, 2007 (2007-10-04)20.97[3]
Grissom, Nick, and Greg investigate the death of a go-kart racer whose headless body is found yards from the highway he was racing on; Catherine and Warrick work to unravel the mysterious murder of a popular men's magazine publisher at a restaurant where patrons dine in the dark. 
1683 "Go to Hell" Jeffrey G. HuntDouglas PetrieOctober 11, 2007 (2007-10-11)19.79[4]
The team investigates the murder of a couple and their younger daughter, and the disappearance of their older daughter (Brittany Robertson), who is believed to be possessed by the devil. 
1694 "The Case of the Cross-Dressing Carp" Alec SmightDavid Rambo & Jacqueline HoytOctober 18, 2007 (2007-10-18)21.22[5]
The hanging death of a possible hermaphroditic male is connected to a tainted water supply, while the day crew investigates 40-year-old skeletal remains found at the site of a recently imploded casino. Grissom asks Sara to marry him which she accepts and Greg reveals he is writing a book about Las Vegas history. 
1705 "The Chick Chop Flick Shop" Richard J. LewisEvan DunskyNovember 1, 2007 (2007-11-01)19.06[6]
The team investigates the murder of Weatherley Adams, a horror/slasher film actress found on the set with an ax in her back. The autopsy reveals that she was gored but that the ax wasn't the murder weapon and she was killed with a pipe. When Ronnie discovers a second body at the studio hanging from the rafters, she also comes face to face with the killer. Sara despairs at having death thrust in her face everyday. 
1716 "Who and What" (Part 1) Kenneth Fink & Danny CannonStory: Carol Mendelsohn & Naren Shanker
Teleplay: Richard Catalani & Danny Cannon
November 8, 2007 (2007-11-08)21.94[7]
The FBI's Jack Malone (Anthony LaPaglia) joins forces with Grissom to track a serial killer after a boy who was kidnapped six years ago in New York matches the profile of a murder victim in Las Vegas. The story concludes on the Without a Trace episode "Where and Why." 
124[8]6[9] "Where and Why" (Part 2) Jonathan KaplanJan Nash and Greg WalkerNovember 8, 2007 (2007-11-08)21.68[10]
Grissom comes to New York to help the FBI track down the serial killer who eluded capture in Nevada. The story begins on the CSI episode "Who and What". 
1727 "Goodbye and Good Luck" Kenneth FinkStory: Sarah Goldfinger & Allen MacDonald
Teleplay: Sarah Goldfinger & Naren Shankar
November 15, 2007 (2007-11-15)21.37[11]
The CSI's investigate when a college freshman plunges to her death and her death is revealed to be a murder. They discover the victim had a relationship with Marlon West, a teen who was acquitted on a murder charge with the help of his younger sister, a child prodigy named Hannah. Sara handles the case and she becomes convinced Hannah killed Marlon's girlfriend and is framing him for the murder as an attempt to put him in jail and keep control of him. The whole affair ends in tragedy, with Marlon hanging himself in his cell and Hannah crushed by the news, seemingly showing that she did indeed kill the freshman. Sara burns out at the end and leaves Las Vegas. 
1738 "You Kill Me" Paris BarclayStory: Sarah Goldfinger & Naren Shankar
Teleplay: Sarah Goldfinger & Douglas Petrie
November 22, 2007 (2007-11-22)14.75[12]
Hodges stages hypothetical murders in the lab in order to give his fellow lab techs a chance to play CSI, but unbenownst to them he has other motives behind his actions. Meanwhile, after Sara's farewell, everyone tries to comfort Grissom. 
1749 "Cockroaches" William FriedkinDustin Lee AbrahamDecember 6, 2007 (2007-12-06)18.80[13]
A man's body is thrown from a garbage truck that is being chased by the police. The victim was a limo driver connected to a nightclub with mob ties. Warrick believes the club owner is responsible and sets out to prove it. Unfortunately, Warrick's addiction to pills and a sudden reckless lifestyle negatively impact his job. Later, Warrick becomes the chief suspect in another mob-related murder. 
17510 "Lying Down With Dogs" Michael SlovisChristopher Barbour & Michael F.X. DaleyDecember 13, 2007 (2007-12-13)19.87[14]
The body of a wealthy socialite, known for her charitable contributions, is discovered in a dumping ground along with the bodies of several dogs. The investigation reveals the victim was involved in illegal dog fighting and may have tortured some of the animals at a kennel. Meanwhile, Warrick tries to prove he is innocent of murdering an exotic dancer whose body was found in his car outside a nightclub. 
17611 "Bull" Richard J. LewisStory: Steven Felder & David Rambo
Teleplay: David Rambo
January 10, 2008 (2008-01-10)18.18[15]
Three murders occur during an annual bull-riding rodeo in Las Vegas. The first victim is a bull rider who is discovered after hours in an empty bull ring. The second is a hit-and-run victim who is linked to the dead bull rider. Later, a third victim, a local pimp, is gunned down in a saloon's restroom. The investigation reveals the crimes may be connected to an illegal bull-breeding ring. 
17712 "Grissom's Divine Comedy" Richard J. LewisStory: Jacqueline Hoyt & Carol Mendelsohn
Teleplay: Jacqueline Hoyt
April 3, 2008 (2008-04-03)20.58[16]
Grissom and his team return to duty after long and bad bouts of the cold. Grissom is called on by DA Maddie Klien to be an expert witness in a Grand Jury case against a very dangerous Las Vegas gang - the La Tijera "The Scissor". They are terrorizing and murdering witnesses who could land them in jail and it is escalating. Grissom is reluctant, but Maddie insists he is the only one for the job. 
17813 "A Thousand Days on Earth" Kenneth FinkEvan DunskyApril 10, 2008 (2008-04-10)20.09[17]
The disturbing death of a 3-year-old girl found in a box has a great impact on Catherine as she searches for clues to her murder, like naming the baby after the street were she was found on and crossing the line in interrogating a suspect who turns out to be innocent. 
17914 "Drops Out" Jeffrey G. HuntStory: Dustin Lee Abraham & Naren Shankar
Teleplay: Dustin Lee Abraham & Allen MacDonald
April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24)17.02[18]
Brass, Grissom, and Nick work the case of a female victim found in an apartment building with a gunshot wound. They also discover another victim in the apartment directly above. Drops (Method Man) becomes a person of interest during the investigation, even though he is still in jail. 
18015 "The Theory of Everything" Christopher LeitchStory: Carol Mendelsohn & David Rambo
Teleplay: Douglas Petrie & David Rambo
May 1, 2008 (2008-05-01)18.01[19]

The whole team look into an abundance of cases, the death of a man who burst into flames in police custody; the death of a woman with green blood which is linked to drugs; and the death of a senior couple who were in a pest control problem with their neighbours, which are all related in different ways.

Note: The MythBusters guest star in this episode 
18116 "Two and a Half Deaths" Alec SmightChuck Lorre & Lee AronsohnMay 8, 2008 (2008-05-08)18.07[20]
The difficult star (Katey Sagal) of a TV sitcom is murdered while filming an episode in Las Vegas. The investigation reveals plenty of suspects, including her husband, the actress who is her stand-in and the show's entire staff of writers. The script was written by Two and a Half Men creators Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn. Meanwhile, CSI producers wrote the Two and a Half Men episode "Fish in a Drawer". 
18217 "For Gedda" (Part 1) Kenneth FinkStory: Dustin Lee Abraham & Kenneth Fink
Teleplay: Dustin Lee Abraham & Richard Catalani
May 15, 2008 (2008-05-15)18.06[21]
Warrick is accused of murdering a Las Vegas gangster. Even more troubling is the fact that Warrick isn't certain if he is innocent or guilty of the crime. 


See also

es:Me matas

it:Episodi di CSI: Scena del crimine (ottava stagione) pt:Two and a Half Deaths

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.